What makes AP Chemistry interesting?
Students will work in groups to think analytically about problems, identify experimental questions, and design experiments to answer those questions
Students will engage in hands-on laboratory investigation to learn chemical concepts through direct experience and observations
Students will learn about the fundamental concepts of chemistry such as structure and states of matter, intermolecular forces, reactions, and how to use chemical calculations to solve problems.
Develop your ability to think clearly and express your ideas with clarity and logic, both orally and in writing. Work with classmates to conduct meaningful laboratory investigations that let you observe chemical reactions and substances, interpret your findings, and communicate your results.
Sample Activities that can be part of this course
Use redox titration procedure to find the mass percent of iron in a consumer iron supplement, or to determine how much an old bottle of hydrogen peroxide has decomposed
Devise and implement an experimental procedure to determine how many atoms thick a sheet of aluminum foil is
Preparing for the Exam
Get Ready, Get Set…….
You are strongly encouraged to study outside of class. Start to review early in April. Use a study outline (teacher supplied or your own) to focus on the concepts and skills most likely to be tested. If your teacher offers tutorial sessions, make every effort to attend. Consider studying in groups to go over challenging problems and/or concepts, and ask your teacher for help when you have difficulties. The night before the exam, be sure to remember such basics as getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and dressing comfortably and warm enough for the room environment.
Sourced from The College Board